Sunday, 24 April 2016

Not to be opened until 24th June

Dan Hannan has compiled an excellent list of the nasty surprises the EU has in store for us on 24th June if we vote Remain.

You can read it in full at

No 3, the Euro army will cost the lives of our children. The Franco Prussians have delusions of military glory and world domination of their culture, language and army. They will take on the Russians and the Yanks and lose.  So if you want to ensure your descendants will never be cannon fodder for the next Adolf Buonoparte or Napoleon Hitler vote Leave on 23rd June and ask all your friends to do the same.

Obama's heirs will be tucked up safe in Chicago so its your kids that will be killed.

1. Deeper integration
In June, the EU published its response to the euro crisis, a document known as the Five Presidents’ Report. It set out plans for ‘fiscal and political union’, ‘further pooling of decision-making on national budgets’, and harmonisation of ‘insolvency law’, ‘company law’, ‘property rights’ and ‘social security systems.’ It made clear that these things were to be pursued as ‘single market measures’, applying to all 28 states not just those in the euro. This isn’t some think-tank paper, or some manifesto by crackpot MEPs. It represents official Brussels policy. We can’t say we haven’t been warned.
2. More bailouts
It seems clear that yet another Greek bailout will be needed. The real danger, though, is that the euro crisis will spread to Italy or France, making Greece look like a sideshow. As the Governor of the Bank of England admits: ‘There are risks of remaining in the European Union… in particular, in relation to the development of the euro area.’ At the last election, David Cameron boasted that he had a written guarantee that Britain wouldn’t be dragged into any more bailouts. In July, that deal was torn up and Britain – despite all the promises – was dragged into the third Greek rescue package. How many more times will it happen if we signal that we won’t leave?
3. A European Army
Last year, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said he wanted an EU army. The European Commission says EU defence integration is not ‘just a political option but a strategic and economic necessity’. Germany’s Defence Minister, Ursula von der Leyen, says: ‘Our future as Europeans will at some point be with a European army’. Again, what are the odds of Britain being able to resist this process if it votes for continued EU membership on the present terms?
4. Rule by Euro-judges
The European Court is rapidly expanding its jurisdiction following the introduction of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms. For example, the EU’s Advocate General ruled a few weeks ago that it was ‘in principle’ contrary to the Treaties to deport Abu Hamza’s daughter-in-law following a criminal conviction. Although she is not a British national, she is ‘sole carer’ to a child born here (the taxpayer, it seems, is ‘sole breadwinner’). Deporting the two of them would thus violate her ‘rights as an EU citizen’.
5. Shrinking Europe
While the EU remains convulsed in the euro and Schengen crises, the rest of the world is growing. But, as long as we remain in the Common Commercial Policy, we cannot sign trade deals with non-EU economies. The PM promised that there would be an EU-Australia FTA, but it has been blocked by Italian tomato growers. There is no progress on an FTA with India after nine years. As the EU’s share of the world economy shrinks, this becomes a bigger and bigger problem.
6. Refugee quotas
The EU has already said that it will repeal the Dublin Convention that allows member states to return illegal migrants to other EU states through which they have passed. It will make any new deal contingent on accepting refugee quotas. If it says this now, before the referendum, we can infer how much more demanding it would be following a remain vote.
7. Treated with contempt
Look at the recent renegotiation. After all the promises, we ended up amending one directive on welfare. If this is how the EU treats us now, before we vote on leaving, how would we be treated after voting to stay?
Zieg Heil as they say in Berlin


Stephen Harness said...

This article is a brilliant rallying call. Hopefully even our young people can recognise the dangers of greater integration within a project that is all they have ever known. How to reach them is the problem. Perhaps Dave will fund a £9 million response leaflet. Perhaps not.

Eric Edmond said...

Agreed. I hope its Dan HANAAN OR Gisela Stuart chosen to lead the Out side on the BBC debate.